Ramble’s Through England
By REUBEN, Ramble, 1845
Rambles through the Counties of England.
- Author: REUBEN, Ramble
- Publication place: London
- Publisher: Darton & Clark
- Publication date: 1843
- Physical description: Quarto (210 by 175mm), five parts in one volume, pictorial frontispiece and title, typographic title, preface and 40 lithograph maps, all with original hand-colour, original red cloth, lettered in gilt, rebacked.
- Inventory reference: 2512
Reuben Ramble designed this atlas for children. The maps were originally published by Robert Miller as the ‘New Miniature Atlas’ of 1821. The following year they were in a work by Darton. Prior to that they were issued as a set of exceedingly rare card maps of the counties of by Thomas Crabb. Here Ramble surrounds the wide margins of the maps with a series of ornate vignettes. Ramble, whose name is a pseudonym for the Reverend Samuel Clark (1810–75), left his father’s business in 1836 and went to London. He soon became a partner to William Darton. He went on to write geography books for children and later in life became the Rector of Eaton-Bishop.
- Chubb DXVII
- Chubb, T., Skells, J. and Beharrell, H. (1977). The printed maps in the atlases of Great Britain and Ireland. Folkestone: Dawson.